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Sarge replied to the topic 'Ragtime Annie' in the forum. 48 minutes ago

Thanks!!!! Nope not pulling anyone's leg, I really did attend a squirrel hunt in the Shawnee Forest and have attended it for the last 14 years. We have had folks from Great Britain attend the hunt regularly. Squirrels are a challenge with a .22 rifle and are very good eating.

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spideryak replied to the topic 'Ragtime Annie' in the forum. 1 hour 54 minutes ago

Nice playing, and a fun song.
(okay I can't tell for sure if you're "pulling our leg" about hunting squirrels)

though in these parts it is not unheard of playing..Cow patty bingo...usually as a fun raiser where you bet on where....well you get the idea..

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keith replied to the topic 'H.A.S. or N+1 ? (A bit of fun.)' in the forum. 2 hours 42 minutes ago

All the new Seydels have arrived safe & sound, been tested, & are all good to go. :)

Now it's just down to me. ;)

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Marcy replied to the topic 'Ragtime Annie' in the forum. 2 hours 44 minutes ago

What a fun tune! At one time, I had it figured out on mandolin. I'll have to give it a try on harp.
Hope you gave the squirrels a run for their money!

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keith created a new topic ' Beginners Tabs & Exercises' in the forum. 5 hours 55 minutes ago

In here you will find some, hopefully useful, exercises & tabs for the beginner to start your journey with your harmonica. :)

(Each tab should say for which harmonica it has been created - i.e. Diatonic - blues/richter, solo, or orchestra tuned - or Chromatic - thanks.)

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keith replied to the topic 'New Player Questions (pinned thread)' in the forum. 6 hours 4 minutes ago

I'll create a pinned Beginners Tabs & Exercises thread for you to put your tabs into.

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Lithy replied to the topic '12 bar blues' in the forum. 10 hours 49 minutes ago

Thanks so much guys. Most appreciated.
Regards.
Lithy.

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AndyT replied to the topic '12 bar blues' in the forum. 12 hours 18 minutes ago

I too find Winslow Yerxa's Blues Harmonica for Dummies very useful. I bought second hand - from Abebooks, an excellent second hand book resource. As it is entirely focused on blues playing, I would advise starting with that.

Jon Gindick also has a Rock 'n' Blues harmonica bock, but I didn't get on with it's style - sort of written as a musical journey, with riffs and lessons interweaved into the narrative.

Andy

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AndyT replied to the topic 'New Player Questions (pinned thread)' in the forum. 12 hours 34 minutes ago

Dexer wrote:

One thing I really miss from the old harmonica club site was the selection of tabs. There was a limited selection of tabs that were useful in developing a variety of skills. I still use a couple of those old tabs (that I memorized) as warm-up exercises. There was a basic twelve bar blues and a slow boogie shuffle that I still play. Without "in house" tabs, beginners often end up at harptabs where they have to sift through 20,000 songs (I love harptabs but, for a beginner, it's like getting thrown in at the deep end).

For me, the lack of tabs remains a shortcoming here. This isn't a "full service" site since beginners have to go looking for elsewhere for tabs and associated scales. Again, I don't suggest that we try to compete with harptabs but rather we try to restore a few dozen basic skill building tabs so that we don't have to send beginners to another site after they introduce themselves,

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Good idea, perhaps we can nominate our own favourite routines - I have a few exercises to warm up the mouth and tongue that I could tab up for example.

Andy

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Sarge created a new topic ' Ragtime Annie' in the forum. 12 hours 54 minutes ago

Hey folks, I just got back from a big gathering of squirrel hunters in the Shawnee National Forest along the Illinois/Kentucky border. Lots of fun and during the Saturday night music hoe down a person requested an old dance tune called Ragtime Annie, so I thought I'd put a video of it on youtube.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU084D2JkHQ&feature=youtu.be

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Reed Smith replied to the topic 'New Player Questions (pinned thread)' in the forum. 14 hours 29 minutes ago

@All,
I had forgotten about this, Dexer's post reminded me. HarpTabs has been hacked in
the last week. No idea as to the damage, or present condition, use caution.
Regards, Reed

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Dexer replied to the topic 'New Player Questions (pinned thread)' in the forum. 15 hours 43 minutes ago

One thing I really miss from the old harmonica club site was the selection of tabs. There was a limited selection of tabs that were useful in developing a variety of skills. I still use a couple of those old tabs (that I memorized) as warm-up exercises. There was a basic twelve bar blues and a slow boogie shuffle that I still play. Without "in house" tabs, beginners often end up at harptabs where they have to sift through 20,000 songs (I love harptabs but, for a beginner, it's like getting thrown in at the deep end).

For me, the lack of tabs remains a shortcoming here. This isn't a "full service" site since beginners have to go looking for elsewhere for tabs and associated scales. Again, I don't suggest that we try to compete with harptabs but rather we try to restore a few dozen basic skill building tabs so that we don't have to send beginners to another site after they introduce themselves,

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Reed Smith replied to the topic 'New Player Questions (pinned thread)' in the forum. 17 hours 10 minutes ago

@All
Great ideas. When I began there was radio and records to learn from, nowadays there is a plethora of info
to wade thru for a beginner. I see all too often posts from beginners who are unfocused partly because the
information can be so overwhelming. Being able to focus on specifics as they apply to every player I believe
should be a main draw to this site. Maneuvering the site for answers has always been a problem, I wish I had
a nickel for every time I answered the question of two hole draw, or how to sound ten hole blow bend, etc, etc.
An FAQ section would alleviate the need to post questions that otherwise would be redundant.
Regards, Reed

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Reed Smith replied to the topic 'New Player Questions' in the forum. 17 hours 29 minutes ago

@Keith,
Excellent idea! The kind of input that inspires.
Regards, Reed

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keith created a new topic ' New Player Questions' in the forum. 22 hours 49 minutes ago

I thought this might be a good idea as these forums don't have a beginners section - so if you have any questions you were afraid to ask in the main forums, this is the place to ask them. B)

Please note that there is a Lessons section in the main toolbar that has some good information if you are just starting out. ;)

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keith replied to the topic '12 bar blues' in the forum. 23 hours 5 minutes ago

Books that I have include,

Blues & Rock Harmonica Made Easy - By David Harp
Simply Harmonica - Steve Williams
The Natural Blues & Country Western Harmonica - Jon Gindick
(All the above bought 2nd hand.)

Harmonica for Dummies 2nd Edition - Winslow Yerxa
(Bought new.)

(Most 'harp books will have a section on 12 bar blues & a few riffs from my experience.)

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Marcy replied to the topic 'NEW MEMBER' in the forum. 23 hours 11 minutes ago

Glad you're back!

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pcguyiv replied to the topic 'NEW MEMBER' in the forum. yesterday

I was a member long ago of Harmonica Club, but then kind of fell off the face of the Earth, apparently. Now I'm back, at least for a bit, so hello again!

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Harmlessonica replied to the topic 'New Player Questions (pinned thread)' in the forum. yesterday

keith wrote:

Thanks, Marcy. :)

The fact that things get buried so quickly on this forum was one of the reasons I thought it might serve a useful purpose.
I totally agree a FAQ would be a great addition, but that would need administrator rights, which we don't have.

These forums were set up as a continuation of the old Harmonica Forum - www.harmonicaforum.com/
The reason given, if I remember correctly, was that the software it was running on was so out of date that it was near impossible to maintain, & as there was so much info in the old forum, it was only left up for searching, & everyone was encouraged to sign up to this new forum.
EDIT: I hadn't been on there since joining here, but I see there has been some activity on there recently

So, really, it was set up with those old members in mind, hence no beginners section.
(It would be great if someone could gain administrator privileges, that we could converse with, regarding the set up of section headings.)

I'll wait a while to see if anyone else has any thoughts about making this idea a sticky.

Posts can get buried quickly, but not so much whole topics. But that's something which is unavoidable in any active forum, so one should expect to search for specific answers before raising a question again.

As I understand it, this new site was set up for one main reason : spam. Registration was even locked at one point. I don't think this site has even properly addressed that issue either.

All said and done, you're going to have some people for and some against. I suggest you set it up and see how it goes.

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Marcy replied to the topic 'New Player Questions (pinned thread)' in the forum. yesterday

Ideally, there should be a forum with that title. Then all the threads could go there and be searched through. We really need a better selection of forums on this site.

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